Health Mentor

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

Health Mentors provide staff, patients and visitors with information on how to lead healthier lifestyles, typically on the topics of; tobacco use, alcohol use and healthy weight (including exercise) visiting people on the wards and in waiting areas. Health Mentors are trained to give very brief interventions and to use motivational techniques to encourage people to make healthier behaviour choices. Health Mentors are equipped with information on local community based specialist services and with permission, will signpost people for additional support (e.g. Blackpool Healthier Lifestyles Service and Smokefreelife Blackpool). Health Mentors are not able to provide individualised or tailored advice to people. 

Health Mentors also organise and attend promotional events in the Hospitals main entrance promoting National public health campaigns such as Stoptober, Nutrition and Hydration week and others. 

All volunteers will complete a six week trial as an opportunity for them to check if they will enjoy volunteering, and for us to assess the suitability of their voluntary role. At all times volunteers will be expected to:
 Participate in appropriate training required by the Trust, the Voluntary Services Department and the respective area;
 Promote a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere;
 Offer a smile to everyone and engage in friendly and appropriate conversation with those people who would like to talk;
 Demonstrate respect and sensitivity to all individuals, ensuring confidentiality is maintained at all times;
 Refer individuals to the appropriate member of staff where necessary;
 Engage in any other appropriate activity under the guidance and support of a member of staff

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Blackpool, Lancashire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 (0)1253 957001

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11 September 2019
Location: United Kingdom Lancashire Blackpool
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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